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Dan Tynan has been writing about technology since Mark Zuckerberg was in nappies. A prolific freelance writer whose work has appeared in more than 70 publications, he is the former editor in chief of Yahoo Tech and a longtime contributing editor for InfoWorld and PC World.

10 Hard Truths IT Must Learn to Accept

Unsanctioned devices, compromised networks, downtime -- today's IT is all about embracing imperfections

Google vs. Facebook: Which Can You Trust?

Analysis: Are people flocking to Google+ to escape Facebook's evil clutches? And if so, is that really such a good idea?

Does Facebook Own Your Friends?

If you're like me, you've got a lot of Facebook friends. But whose friends are they, really? Your answer may differ from Facebook's.

Facebook's Fake Friends Epidemic

A few weeks ago I got a Facebook friend request from a cute young blonde thing

Wanted: Privacy Policies Written for Human Beings

The biggest problem with online privacy is that nobody understands it. Poorly written privacy policies are a big reason why. UPDATE: StickK responds.

Me, Myself, and Google’s Me on the Web

Is Google using 'Me on the Web' to promote Google Profiles and compete with Facebook? Sure looks like it.

IT Admins Gone Wild: 5 Rogues to Watch out for

You can't survive without them. They wield enormous power over your systems, networks, and data -- the very lifeblood of your organization.

Facing Facts: Facebook's Facial Recognition

Analysis: Facebook never forgets a face, until you tell it to. But the real problem isn't facial recognition, it's your total lack of control over how you can be tagged.

Beware of Skype Voice Spam

Analysis: Malware authors are using fake Skype profiles and robo-calls to drive you to infectious Web sites. It's time for Skype to clean up its security act.

Anatomy of a Privacy Nightmare

Gennette Cordova didn't ask to receive a photo of Rep Anthony Weiner in his boxers. Now her privacy has been obliterated. It happened to her, and it could happen to you too.

Is Lifting Facebook Photos Like Stealing a TV?

An Australian reporter found himself arrested after writing about how private Facebook photos can be made public by hackers. No joke.

Anonymous Gets Exposed (Sort Of)

Can Anonymous stay anonymous? It’s looking more and more doubtful.

How Invasive is Google Social Circles, Anyway?

Analysis: Was Facebook right? Is Google's social search service evil incarnate and deserving of a smear campaign?

I Don't Trust HBGary, and Neither Should You

Security firm HBGary wants to untarnish its reputation by offering free software. But first you gotta hand them your identity. Do they think we're idiots?

Facebook: Simply a Spying Machine?

Analysis: WikiLeaks Julian Assange and Facebook banter over an accusation that the site offers back-door access to U.S. spy agencies.